Preqin Sector Series: Blog on Healthcare

In the first of a three-part sector series jointly produced by the Australian Investment Council and Preqin, we dive further into the Australian private equity and venture capital space by zooming into the healthcare sector.

The healthcare industry in Australia is globally recognized as a hub for world-class medical research, robust infrastructure and a strong intellectual property regime. These factors have propelled Australian healthcare into a booming industry, making waves in the country’s private equity and venture capital landscape. It dominated the buyout deals space in 2017 and 2018 and continues to see a healthy deal pipeline to date.

The aggregate value of private equity-backed buyout healthcare deals grew exponentially from $0.2bn in 2016 to nearly $4bn in 2018, as shown in the chart below. The number of deals has been on a steady rise since 2015.

The full article can be downloaded here.